Bail Bonds vs. Cash Bail: Which is Right for You?

After being detained at the RPDC jail a person may choose to be freed on bail. Bail is a sum of money given to the court to guarantee that the defendant will show up for the scheduled court appearance. But there are two different ways to post bail: with cash or a bail bond. We’ll examine the distinctions between bail bonds and cash bail in this post to help you decide which is best for you.

Bail Bonds

A bail bond is an agreement made by the court the defendant and the bail bond agent. A defendant may hire a bail bond agent if they are unable to pay the whole sum of bail. In exchange for depositing the full bail amount with the court the bail bond agent normally charges a fee that is a percentage of the total bail amount.

The possibility that the defendant won’t show up in court is one that the bail bond agent assumes. The bail bond agent may hire a bounty hunter to track down the offender and bring them back to jail if they fail to show up for court. The defendant or their family may be forced to submit collateral such …